Thursday, May 22, 2008

Post-it note tutorial...

ETA: The mini-clipboards I'm using are made by "Nicole Crafts". I know A.C. Moore carries this brand, however I've not been able to find the clipboards anywhere, except my Local Craft Store(Lady Jane Crafts) here in Brooklyn. Sooo, heres the deal...tune in tomorrow for some Blog Goodies!
I've had several requests on how to make the post-it note holders, so here is a quick tutorial! I have seen these done a number of ways, but this is the very simple method I use. I've made so many of these, I usually just eye-ball it, but here are the exact measurements if you'd like to give it a try. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them!STEP 1: Cut your cardstock down to 3 3/8" wide by 6 3/4" long. Once cut, score @ 3 2/16" & 3 5/8.
Step 2: place 2 strips of sticky tape down for your post-it note to hold. Be sure to use a pretty sturdy tape!
Step 3: Your basic steps are all done! Now, depending on how you want to present your booklet, is how you will tape down the post-it note. Here, I wanted my book to open from the bottom...if you want to open the book from left to right, just make sure your post-it notes are taped where you can thumb on the bottom(make sense??).
Step 4: Don't worry about the top being lifted up here. Once you get your embellishments on the flap will lay flat.
Step 5: Here is your completed post-it notebook! This particular one is attached to my clipboard, but you get the general idea:) I used my Nestibility dies to creat the rectangle as well as the ovals...just cut, tape, and voila! For more post-it notebook ideas, you can click HERE, HERE, & HERE!


Tom said...

OOOOOOOOOOO! I will tune in tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Sheryl said...

Thank you for sharing Dawn!